Planning and Development Office

BOSCO YOUTH REACH OUT (BYRO): Empowering Youth; Developing Communities

The Salesians of Don Bosco came to Zambia in 1982 as a Congregation’s “Project Africa”. Today the Salesians have spread to 13 projects centres in Zambia, (Provincial House) in Lusaka, Zambia. The concentration in the past was pastoral care but in the recent years have shifted to Youth Development and Education Projects. 60% of the social and educational services are in rural areas, and 40% are in the poorest locations and densely populated settlements of small towns and capital cities. In the beginning missionaries came mostly from Poland, now there are more local Salesians and lay people involved in these projects and mission centres. While there is a great need to spread and expand, the provision of quality services and the sustainability of the projects has become one of the concerns of the Vice Province.

The Provincial council is planning to strengthen the Province through Organisational Development (OD) for more concrete intervention, consolidation, networking and implementation of sustainable activities in all the projects.

Intervention:

Strenghtening th Planning and Development Office to spear head the implementation of the strategies stated in the Organic Provincial Plan and
co-ordinate the projects in the province as required by the Salesian Community Plans and sectorial strategic plans.

Institution Capacitiy Development in all the four countries and the 13 project centres. Salesians and lay people are to be made aware and be trained to better manage the existing projects for sustainability.

Objectives:

COORDINATION AND REPRESENTATION OF THE PDO: Putting process of dialogue and partnership into place at national and local level with partners, civil society, the world of work and developing activities, guidelines and approaches on behalf of the most disadvantaged youth in the sectors of education, formation and youth work.

STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF THE PDO: Enabling internal structure, ways of operating, strategic project and planning skills of the PDO, with a view to developing programmes and reducing poverty on behalf of the most sdisadvanteaged youg people and characterized by principles of efficiency and a holistic approach to promoting human rights.

COORDINATION AND REPRESENTATION OF THE PDO: Putting process of dialogue and partnership into place at national and local level with partners, civil society, the world of work and developing activities, guidelines and approaches on behalf of the most disadvantaged youth in the sectors of education, formation and youth work.

The Salesians of Don Bosco ZMB vice province of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Namibia is looking for national and international partners for a long term co-operation to translate the plans and projects in to actions with realistic and sustainable impact on the ground.

Email: pdo@sdbzmb.org